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Windows 8 Pro x64 won't shut off WD Hard Drive?

  • Western Digital
  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Storage
November 6, 2013 5:38:53 AM

Hey guys,

I have a Crucial M4 128GB SSD as my main C drive and a WD 1TB Caviar Blue Platter drive as D which is secondary.

Since upgrading to 8 I've noticed that my drive won't shut itself off after X minutes as specified in the Power Options plan. I tried setting it to 1 minute, waited, and opened it again and it responded straight ahead. I remember that there was a delay in response time back in Windows 7.

Is it possible that Windows 8 is not powering off my drive? Or that 8 improved over 7 so much that it powers it on and responds back so quickly? Generally I wouldn't mind, but I don't like the fact that the drive is spinning all the time and could speed up its aging, also, it's noisy

Thanks for the help.

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November 6, 2013 5:46:27 PM

Its possible that 8 is powering your drive off and caching the directory. I've never really tested.
November 7, 2013 12:30:14 AM

Can you provide some more information on this please?
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